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Four Airmen killed in USAF helicopter crash

Posted 1/8/2014   Updated 1/8/2014 Email story   Print story


48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

1/8/2014 - ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England  -- Four Airmen were killed in a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash at about 6 p.m. yesterday near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast.

Names of the Airmen killed in the crash will be released 24 hours after next-of-kin notifications.

U.S. military officials are coordinating the recovery efforts with the U.K. police and the Ministry of Defence. The authorities have secured the crash site and established a cordon.

The aircraft, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, was performing a low-level training mission along the coast when the crash occurred.

As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided.

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Media Advisory: A press conference will be scheduled. Please stand by for more information regarding the date, time and location of the press conference.\

1/11/2014 2:58:12 PM ET
A tragic loss and our thoughts and condolences go out to their families and friends here and in the States. They were here defending our freedoms. God Bless them and God Bless AmericaPatricko Judith Peter and Geraldine.
patricko, Suffolk UK
1/8/2014 3:26:11 PM ET
So sad to hear this news our condolences to all the families of the crew.William and Glynis Burrell Saham Toney Norfolk.
Burrell, Norfolk
1/8/2014 2:03:40 PM ET
Very sad news and tragic loss. My thoughts are with the families and friends of the lost crew members. Thank You all for your service. God bless America.
Milan Ovecka, Cambridge England
1/8/2014 12:33:40 PM ET
Our deepest sysmpathy to the family both of blood and of the Lakenheath and USAF family on the loss of the crew of the HH-60G Pave Hawk. You will be in our prayers at this sad time.
Thomas Parkinson, Ashbourne Derbyshire
1/8/2014 11:23:44 AM ET
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the four crew. Thank you to all American servicemen and women at RAF Lakenheath for your service to freedom.
The Rod Family, Mundford Norfolk
1/8/2014 9:52:31 AM ET
Sad to hear of the crash but heart warmed by all the kind words from the folks there in Norfolk. Heart goes out to the families of the lost.
Ken Forrester, Richmond VA USA
1/8/2014 8:43:04 AM ET
Please accept my family's sincerest condolences at this tragic loss of life which brings into stark reality the risks military personnel face not just in times of conflict but on each and every day. My 16 year old son whose desire it is to soon become a pilot and I regularly visit Lakenheath and Mildenhall and we have the utmost respect and pride in the job each of you do to contribute to what is a terrific team. Thank you.
Nigel Davis, Rugby Warwickshire England
1/8/2014 6:29:17 AM ET
A tragic and sad loss of life. My thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the crew. Without the devotion and selflessness of all our service personnel in peace or war our countries would not be free.
Allen Wakeling, Great Dunham Norfolk
1/8/2014 3:49:22 AM ET
So very sorry to hear the sad news overnight of the loss of your four personnel at Cley. Our hearts go out to their families and everyone at Lakenheath at this tragic time. Thank you all for helping to keep us safe.Colin and Sarah
Colin and Sarah Lake, Dereham Norfolk
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